Field coordination specialist

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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 90,970 USD and 117,287 USD.

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The international rate of 90,970 USD, with an additional 0% (post adjustment) at this the location, applies. Please note that depending on the location, a higher post adjustment might still result in a lower purchasing power.

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To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State's health and development agendas, and harmonized with the United Nations country teams.


The incumbent will perform all or part of the following, and other related responsibilities as required by the needs of the office.

• In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Incident Management System (IMS), the incumbent manages the Health Cluster coordination mechanism in the relevant sub-national, emergency context, with all relevant partners and project staff. • Coordinates and guides the technical and operational inputs, including resources mobilization, to fulfill WHO’s critical functions, in collaboration with the WHO Health Cluster Coordinator and the Health Emergencies’ Team Lead. • Technically leads the health cluster’s systematic identification and monitoring of health risks and needs, as well as the planning and implementation of the most effective prevention, control, and response strategy and measures, in support of national and local health authorities’ identified priorities. • Guides the building of national capacity through need identification, and development, operationalization and implementation of required training plans. • Guides the WHO’s field support team on continued self-assessment and learning on planning, budgeting, and operational service delivery. • Determines staffing needs for WHO response and ensures their timely mobilization in liaison with the WHO country office. • Briefs the WHO country office on situation reports and events, bringing concerns and recommended courses-of-action to the attention of the Incident Manager.



Essential: An advanced university degree in public health or public-health discipline, management, emergency, humanitarian, disaster management or related field from an accredited/recognized institute.

Desirable: Specialized training in emergency management; specific training in humanitarian response.


Essential: • A minimum of seven years of work experience relevant to the position (public-health management and operations with public, national, and international, nongovernmental, or humanitarian organizations), with some of it obtained in an international work environment. • A minimum of two years of relevant experience in emergency management/response and leadership at the international level. • Substantial experience in capacity building in a developing country. • Experience in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships especially in emergency contexts.

Desirable: Experience in coordinating and implementing public health strategies with WHO and/or United Nations agencies, health cluster partners in emergency settings.


• Demonstrated knowledge of public-health, and rapid response operations including the international emergency incident management system. • Mastery of the theory, principles, methods, and techniques in the international emergency incident management system. • In-depth knowledge of health and safety rules. • Knowledge of the country’s public health context, policies, and priorities. • Demonstrated expertise in the assessment of emergency or high-risk situations, and the conceptualization and implementation of responsive strategies. • Skills to maintain focus in crisis situations. • Strong interpersonal skills, including tact and a collaborative work style. • Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary and multinational teams in emergency settings.

· WHO Competencies

*1) Teamwork *2) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences *3) Communication 4) Producing results 5) Setting an example *6) Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English Language. Desirable: Beginners knowledge of other UN languages.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 77,326 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


• This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. • A written test and/or an asynchronous video assessment may be used as a form of screening. • In the event your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 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The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its workforce . Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States ( are strongly encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to [email protected]. • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter ( into practice. • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). 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